Decisions, Decisions…

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I know that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day and we are supposed to have a longer winter, but I can tell why some of the other groundhog’s didn’t make the same prediction.

The weather here in Virginia has been very indecisive.  30’s one day with snow flurries and biting wind and then mid 70’s (that’s in Fahrenheit for you Celsius folk) a few days later.  This see-sawing weather pattern is even confusing the plants.

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There are bits of green starting to sprout through the ground, seeking warmth and sunshine only to discover that it may or may not exist.

Are you having crazy weather in your part of the world?

I have been on a mission to seek sunshine when it peeks its face through the cloudy sky.  I am the needy, clingy friend when it comes to my friendship with Vitamin D.

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The sun made a rare appearance this weekend.

The hubby and I took the middle son to a nearby skate park.  We strolled around the surrounding urban park.  It was a semi-warm day filled with sunshine.  People were playing frisbee golf, walking dogs, pushing children on swings, and meandering along the paths.  All of us soaking in the rays because they might not be there the next day.

During the colder moments of the weekend, I delved into finding a new theme for my blog.

And I learned that I have a lot to learn!

Apparently all these pretty themes that I’ve been admiring on some blogs are for self-hosted WordPress blogs. And my choices are much more limited than what I originally thought. I recently upgraded from a free blog because I needed more space and wanted more flexibility.  It does make me wish I’d just started with what I wanted, but in the beginning I didn’t even know if this blog would be taken public. I do not think that I am prepared for self-hosting and all that it entails.  I have found one premium theme that I am strongly considering, but given the fact that I still have so much to learn, I will be taking my time to increase my knowledge prior to committing.

What about you?  Do you self-host?  If so, do you find it to be manageable?  I just know there are so many hours in a day, and raising teens takes up a big chunk of that 🙂

And then there’s finding time to get out and enjoy nature.  To spend time noticing those little moments of beauty. To live a life of hygge. To be present. To slow down.  To just breathe.

Are you hoping for the full six weeks of winter or are you hoping for an early spring?  Those of you living where it’s already summer, I’m highly jealous!  Soak up some that sunshine for me.

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Until spring fully arrives, I will continue to turn my face to the sun, like the little purple blossoms that are starting to pop up before turning my hillside turns to ivy.

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Let your light shine!

Amy

10 thoughts on “Decisions, Decisions…

  1. I really like that ending quote and it sums up the learning experience perfectly. I also really like your comment about being a “needy, clingy friend when it comes to my friendship with Vitamin D”. It reminded me of my hiking partner who thinks of herself as a solar panel and she needs to regularly recharge her batteries in the sun 🙂

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    • That quote really does sum it up, doesn’t it? I didn’t realize how much I needed sunshine until I moved away from it. I used to joke with my mom that I had been born in the wrong place (Florida) and that I was really meant to be born in a Scandinavian country, not a tropical area, since I have fair skin that burns easily. How wrong I was to not realize the importance of Vitamin D in my life 🙂 I like your hiking partner’s visual!

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  2. We’re definitely warmer than usual with what looks like two warm sunshiney weekends in a row. I don’t mind the sweater weather one bit!
    I do not self-host, because I do not want to spend time doing that. Not even a lil bit. I read a few people who do it, and it seems to work for them. I did upgrade when I got my site and I’ll probably never change my theme unless I’m forced.

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    • I don’t mind needing a sweater, it’s mostly the wind that is getting to me. I do think self-hosting requires more time than I have right now. I’m still trying to balance the commitments that I already have. Not sure adding another large one would be a good choice! 🙂

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